By A.J. Tarpoff, Beef Extension Veterinarian
Cattle handling facilities are an excellent investment for the future of an operation. A well designed handling facility allows the operator to work more efficiently saving time and reducing animal (and handler) stress. Design planning must incorporate an operation’s needs, available space, and budget to create a functional system.
Many designs available from purchased books or the internet focus on a single portion of the facility system. An example of this would be either a tub design or a Bud box design.
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Pasture burning issues and beef cattle outlook are among presentations planned.
The beef cattle outlook, parasite and fly control options as well as technology applications for beef cattle operations are among topics planned for the 2016 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 22.
The day is designed to provide the latest practical information for producers to aid decision-making in the current dynamic beef industry environment. Continue reading “K-State Beef Stocker Field Day scheduled for September 22”